Monday, June 12, 2006

Signs for the Workshop

posted by Carl Bryant @ 7:57 PM   10 comments Literary Shirts

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At 8:23 PM, Blogger Beau Blue said...

Ya say you're a mite needy at the online doldrums party?

Read one too many of the same time and place and crafted characters? Oh why can't someone new come add an unexpected run on sentence in the middle of a tout about ladybugs and all their interesting crawlings over wonder plants and wiggly fingers? Why can't that happen a little more often?

Oh well, back to makin' signs .......




At 9:37 PM, Blogger Carl Bryant said...

My favorite workshop sentiment, in not-a-poem form:

This is not a Poem

This is not a poem - not
another word-knot, not
a Rorschach inkblot that blurs
from nothing into who-knows-what.
This contains no clever thought.
This is not a poem.



At 10:22 AM, Blogger Christine Klocek-Lim said...

I have two cats. What about a poem about TWO cats? That's gotta be good, yes? Heh.



At 12:10 PM, Blogger Carl Bryant said...

Two cats? What an intriguing idea for a poem! It's like TWO cat poems in one! Yaay.



At 5:34 PM, Blogger Arlene said...

haha, this is a riot.

i write a lot about cats. i don't have them. will i be hunted down? is this the subconciousness reason i never write about my three german shepherds? a sort of secret weapon in case of cat-poetry killers? hmmmm.




At 9:30 PM, Blogger Carl Bryant said...

You write poems about your cat and you don't even own a cat?

That's the weirdest (and meanest) thing I've ever heard, Arlene. You rock.



At 1:33 AM, Blogger Beau Blue said...

I have a poem about murder and I've never murdered anyone, is that weird too?




At 5:37 AM, Blogger michi said...

perhaps i could write a poem about carl not writing poems about the cats he does not have. some challenge.

reminds me of a passage in flaubert's parrot by julian barnes which i read yesterday, what the narrator would do if he were a dictator who could ban certain kinds of novels etc: "There shall be no more novels about incest. No, not even ones in very bad taste."



At 8:48 AM, Blogger Carl Bryant said...

Blue - that's more scary than weird. But that's okay. Don't get angry.

Michi - I've workshopped one cat poem (that I can remember) about a year ago. I think it was about eating Guy Kettelhack's cat. It wasn't very good.

I love British crit-wit. Thanks for the quote - it had me laughing.



At 9:42 AM, Blogger Arlene said...

teehee... eating who's cat, carl? and it wasn't very good? i think i know what you'll say next: "tastes like chicken."

i wrote three poems, maybe four, about schrodinger's cat and what it had for lunch. i made myself stop because it didn't seem healthy anymore.

haha! love the quote. i'm getting that book, michi!




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